These protein orbs are so good and packed full of healthy raw plant based protein. The original recipe was from the Gorilla Food cook book. I’m not very good at following recipes and often just cook from intuition. Sometimes I use recipes from my library of cookbooks or from the millions of amazing food blogs I follow, and then adapt them. I find the recipes where I just use my intuition always turn out best.  My problem is I have a bad habit of not writing down what I do as I’m doing it. I always think I will remember later – never happens. So I am really trying to make notes now as I cook so I can share all my recipes with you!

There was such a great response to the picture I posted of these on instagram and Facebook and so many requests for the recipe that I had to share. If you follow me on instagram, thank you! If you don’t please do, and let me know when you want the recipe for anything I post. I have so many recipes to share but knowing what you guys want helps a lot! It also motivates me to get out of my own way and post.

If you make these let me know in the comments and if you post a picture on instagram tag me @cortniedyann and hashtag #radfood so I can see!!


•• Vanilla • Coconut • Protein Orbs ••

[ gluten free ] [ vegan ] [ raw ] [ sugar free ]

This recipe is adapted from the Gorilla Food cookbook.

These healthy treats don’t last long so I usually double this recipe.

The Ingredients:

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 3/4 cup coconut flakes
  • 2 scoops Vega One french vanilla protein powder [ vanilla chai is good in this recipe too ]
  • 6 dates, pitted
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder [ optional ]

The Process:

* SOAK * walnuts and pumpkin seeds for at least 4 hours, rinse before using.

In a food processor, process walnuts and pumpkin seeds until they are coarse.

Add in hemp seeds, coconut flakes and Vega. Process and place in a large bowl.

In a food processor, process dates, coconut oil and vanilla powder until it’s smooth and looks like toffee. Add to nut mix.

Mix all together. I use my hands to make sure it’s mixed well.

Form in to balls and roll in coconut flakes.

Store in the fridge.




  • Making these now! Can’t wait, they look so delicious! 😛
    Keep the good stuff coming, you guys rock!

    • Cortnie

      Awesome Nick!! How’d they turn out? Thanks for the love 🙂 you rock!

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